|Lemon Basil in the
flower garden that borders our house. This is our first year growing Lemon
Basil but so far it seems easy to grow in
our region (7), and we haven't really had any problem growing it. Lemon basil gets tiny white flowers
that grow in clusters along an erect stalk, they look nice and attract small
butterflies and bees.
It has grown pretty easily without much attention
other than water. Ours is growing in an area that I would describe as bright
shade most of the day, with evening sun. We do have one very small
species that is eating on it.
Our lemon basil is growing in the ground, but it could also be planted in
planters. The tag said they could be planted in window planters, but ours has
grown to 30" tall, so that does not seem very practical for most windows.
The leaves are edible and smell wonderful. They can be added to many
dishes, but are most frequently used tomato based dishes.